Pune Test: Virat Kohli goes past Inzamam-ul-Haq, joins Steve Smith with 26th hundred

first_img 44.44 commentary Match Ended o 21 India IND 0 All batsmen are considered right handed vs Point c Umesh Yadav b Ravichandran Ashwin Referee: Sir Richie Richardson (WI) Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Nigel Llong (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG) 9 0 4/69 (28.4) & 2/45 (21) India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs 0 Mid Wicket Aiden Markram A. Markram lbw b Ishant Sharma Square Leg South Africa Freedom Trophy, 2019, 2nd Test 0 lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 0 S/R 0 Mid Wicket Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja 0 Mid off Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 3.4 52 0 Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed No data available! Freedom Trophy, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 9:30 (Local Time) India Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) R. Ashwin (IND) Scorecard 20.45 graphs India IND 1st Inns 79/5 ( de Kock 28.2 Overs) , Umesh Yadav U. Yadav Point South Africa batting SA batting 0 66.66 Mid on 8 185/8 ( V. Philander 66.1 Overs) , covers covers covers 2 covers Mid Wicket 0 2.14 2 nb All batsmen are considered right handed 1 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 55.55 17 B covers 65 Point 3 Point Freedom Trophy, 2019 275 Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) 80 18 51.38 2 1 3/37 (13) & 3/22 (8) Akshay Ramesh PuneOctober 11, 2019UPDATED: October 11, 2019 11:38 IST India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli ended his hundred drought in Pune on Friday (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli hit his 26th Test hundred in his 50th Test as captainKohli is now tied with Steve Smith on list of batsmen with most Test hundredsKohli also went past Dilip Vengsarkar on list of India batsmen with most Test runsIndia captain Virat Kohli ended his 10-month-long drought for a Test hundred when he got to the 3-figure score on Day 2 of the ongoing 2nd Test against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.Playing in his 50th Test match as captain, Virat Kohli also went past Inzamam-ul-Haq on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in Test cricket. Kohli is now tied at the 21st spot alongside Australia’s Steve Smith who also has 26 Test hundreds.Playing only his 5th Test match in 2019, Virat Kohli got the hundred and put India in a commanding position in the 2nd Test in Pune. Notably, Kohli’s last hundred before Friday came on December 14, 2018 in the Perth Test against Australia.Virat Kohli got to his hundred in 173 balls and had hit 16 boundaries in a well-paced innings at the MCA Stadium.India vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 2: Live UpdatesEn route to his 26th Test hundred, Kohli also went past Dipil Vengsarkar (6868) on the list of Indian batsmen with most runs in Test matches. Kohli is now 7th on the list and only behind Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly.A fine century by #TeamIndia Skipper @imVkohli. This is his 26th ton in Tests pic.twitter.com/1HTkBDhrOBBCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019Notably, Kohli has gone without a hundred only his maiden year in Test cricket — 2011. Kohli played 5 Tests without getting a hundred but managed to get to the 3-figure mark at least twice in the following years of his career.advertisementKohli had gone without a hundred in the West Indies series despite getting to a couple of fifty-plus scores. In the Visakhapatnam Test, Kohli was out for 20 in the first innings and was unbeaten on 33 as India declared their 2nd innings on 323 after Rohit Sharma’s twin hundreds.In Pune, the India captain looked in complete control from the moment he walked out to bat after the loss of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket in the 2nd session on Day 1. Virat Kohli took his time before opening up and played some eye-catching strokes.Kohli added 35 runs with centurion Mayank Agarwal before the opener was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada. There was pressure on the Indian batting unit when Ajinkya Rahane partnered Kohli but the two batsmen made sure India reached the stumps without further damage by getting to Stumps with an unbeaten 75-run stand.Virat Kohli used all his experience to negate the South African pace threat on a testing morning session on Friday. Even when the ball took his blade’s edge, Kohli made sure it didn’t carry to the slip cordon by playing with soft hands.Also Read | Idlis and chutney: Mayank Agarwal reveals secret behind incredible runAlso Read | Kagido Rabada tried to sledge but I was in my zone: Cheteshwar PujaraAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Steve SmithFollow Inzamam-ul-HaqFollow Dilip VengsarkarFollow Test recordsFollow PuneFollow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rohit Sharma 1 Square Leg 4 125/6 ( T. Bavuma 43.2 Overs) , Series Status: India lead the 3 Test series 2-0 Player Of The Match: Virat Kohli fine Leg (67.2) 1 4 5 54 f/o 0 Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed view more view less Point Extras: 13 runs (B: 8, LB: 3, WD: 2, NB: 0, P: 0) Toss: IND elected to bat 108 (195) third Man Mid Wicket 189/9 ( K. Rabada 67 Overs) , f/o Mid Wicket 38 63 44 601/5 d third Man All batsmen are considered right handed not out 72 0 (105.4) & fine Leg Mid off 5 third Man Mid off covers 5 9 0 2 0 All batsmen are considered right handed (67.2) 4 Square Leg Point 189 3 Pune Test: Virat Kohli goes past Inzamam-ul-Haq, joins Steve Smith with 26th hundredIndia vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli hit his 1st Test hundred in 10 months on Friday in Pune. The India captain now has 26 Test hundreds and 69 overall in interanational cricket. Next Ravichandran Ashwin R. Ashwin m Mid off r 0 covers Mohammed Shami M. Shami center_img 2 third Man fine Leg 22 Mid on 2.43 Mid off Mid on advertisement Vernon Philander V. Philander c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 2 Mid on Square Leg Quinton de Kock (wk) de Kock (wk) b Ravindra Jadeja 0 third Man 601/5 d All batsmen are considered right handed Mid Wicket (105.4) covers Point Square Leg c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin 9.25 fine Leg Point 60.31 Square Leg 0 (156.3) 33.84 Mid off 21/2 ( de Bruyn 5.4 Overs) , Mid on 9 b Ravindra Jadeja third Man Super Over Point view full scorecard 22 South Africa SA 1st Inns (156.3) 5 Match Ended 0 covers lbw b Ishant Sharma third Man fine Leg fine Leg third Man Mid Wicket Mid off 129/7 ( S. Muthusamy 44.5 Overs) , Mid on 275 Umesh Yadav (IND) U. Yadav (IND) 0 fine Leg 2 Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada c Rohit Sharma b Umesh Yadav Square Leg 189 0 Fall of Wickets 48 Rohit Sharma R. Sharma 72 71/4 ( D. Elgar 25.2 Overs) , India Bowling IND Bowling 0 c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja w 6 Square Leg 4s Mid on wd e/r Mid on fine Leg 0 Mid off 0 0 Senuran Muthusamy S. Muthusamy c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami c Rohit Sharma b Umesh Yadav 0 c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav Mid Wicket 0/1 ( A. Markram 0.2 Overs) , Theunis de Bruyn de Bruyn c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 8 3 c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 37 South Africa SA 2nd Inns 8 1 Faf du Plessis (c) du Plessis (c) c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin 6s Ishant Sharma I. Sharma third Man Keshav Maharaj K. Maharaj lbw b Ravindra Jadeja Square Leg Mid Wicket 0 45 Dean Elgar D. Elgar c Umesh Yadav b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 Anrich Nortje A. Nortje not out 2 Mayank Agarwal (IND) M. Agarwal (IND) 70/3 ( du Plessis 23.3 Overs) , c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami 189/10 ( K. Maharaj 67.2 Overs) , 21.2 0 34 189 2.75 4 2 0 2 0 4 Virat Kohli (c) V. Kohli (c) 3 0 R Temba Bavuma T. Bavuma c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 254 (336) fine Leg 4 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers (67.2) 0 3.77 1 All batsmen are considered right handed South Africa SA – 1last_img

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